With over 100 years of combined legal experience in Kentucky, our team of attorneys at Baldani, Rowland & Richardson have tried some of the highest profile cases across the Commonwealth. We use that extensive and local experience to aggressively fight for the most favorable outcome for our clients. Our mission is to protect the innocent, seek mercy for those who have made a mistake, and make sure they are treated in accordance with the standards and principles of justice.
Our dedicated criminal defense team represents clients at all stages of criminal proceedings. Whether you are under investigation, just been arrested, indicted, are preparing for trial, or seeking post-conviction relief, we have the expertise and experience needed to guide you through the process and in the pursuit of justice.
The government has thousands law enforcement officers, teams of prosecutors, and billions of dollars of resources to carry out its mission of incarcerating individuals at a historic rate. Choosing a criminal defense attorney can be one of the most important decisions an individual may make in his/her life. Our proven team approach tilts the scales back in your favor.
Call us now at (859) 259-0727 for your free initial consultation.
CRIMINAL CASES WE TAKE
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Assault/Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- EPO/DVO/IPO Violations
- Federal Crimes
- Homicide & Murder
- Juvenile Crimes
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Student Conduct Disciplinary Hearing
- Warrants/Failure to Appear
- Weapons Charges
- White Collar Crimes
Step 1: Case Evaluation
Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences an individual can endure. The potential consequences can be devastating to an individual and their family. From losing driving privileges, a professional license, the ability to earn an income, right to vote, deportation, fines, or the ultimate – losing your freedom, our experienced criminal defense team is acutely aware of these realities.
Our trusted process has led to countless acquittals, dismissals, and most importantly – individuals getting their life back. We know each case is different, therefore each case receives the individualized attention it deserves.
It starts with the initial case evaluation. We will meet at the office, over the phone, or go to the jail to get as much information about your case as possible.
If your case has media attention, our team will get to work winning in the court of public opinion.
If you are currently in jail, we will collect the necessary information, evaluate the pre-trial recommendations, and coordinate with family or friends to present the optimal bond reduction argument to the court.
We will give you all the information you need to know regarding the collateral consequences your specific charge may bring. Possibilities include:
- Right to Vote
- Right to Possess a Firearm
- Loss of Professional License
- Loss of Driver's License
- Financial Impacts
- Forfeiture of Property
Step 2: Investigation
In the investigation phase, we will diligently and collaboratively use our over 100 years of experience to find the flaws in the government's case. During the investigation phase, we will:
- Conduct witness interviews;
- Legal Research;
- Evaluate all documentation, test results, police reports, body cam or audio recordings, and “turn every stone” in pursuit of protecting our client's fundamental rights;
- Determine if a private investigator or expert forensic analysis is necessary to properly defend the government's allegations; and
- Client meetings to discuss, evaluate, and spend as much time necessary to formulate a strategy going forward.
Step 3: Litigation
Our seasoned trial attorneys aren't afraid of a fight. No matter the issue, our criminal defense team will be prepared to advocate for your rights. Once we have identified a legal issue, we will file the necessary pre-trial motions to get the case dismissed or evidence suppressed. Simply put, law enforcement must follow the Constitution in all aspects of a criminal investigation and we make sure they do.
If after reviewing the evidence, filing evidentiary motions, and exhausting plea negotiations, we are left with no choice but to go to trial. Trials are won in the days, weeks, and months leading up to your one and only day in court. Our lawyers work as if every case is going to trial, which means that we are always prepared.
Step 4: Damage Control
Sometimes our clients are placed in a no-win situation. The conundrum of accepting a plea deal or risking facing much harsher penalties if convicted at trial. Our attorneys will do everything in our power to mitigate the punishment for our clients. Some examples include:
- Acceptance into a diversion (community service) program
- Performing counseling or drug rehabilitation instead than a criminal conviction
- Probation rather than jail or prison sentence
- Understanding the law and the important differences similar crimes have on parole eligibility
- Entering into mental health court or drug court programs
- Getting traffic school or traffic diversion program